A woman wearing a suicide vest blew herself up during an anti-terror raid in Paris on Wednesday morning, with reports stating that at least two people are dead and seven arrested.
Government spokesman Stephane Le Foll said that the operation targeted Islamic State militant Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected mastermind behind the terror attacks in Paris on Friday, which killed 129 people.
German authorities have said that they received information about a planned explosion at a soccer stadium in Hanover, which forced the evacuation of fans and canceled the Germany-Netherlands friendly match Tuesday night.
Chief Volker Kluwe shared with public broadcaster NDR that authorities "had concrete intelligence that someone wanted to set off an explosive device inside the stadium."
Kluwe said: "We do take this intelligence seriously. That is why we proceeded with this protocol. We did not take this decision lightly, but it was in accordance with the seriousness of the intelligence." more >>
BBC presenter Iain Lee left his radio show after a heated on-air conversation in which he called a Christian lawyer a bigot.
On Nov. 3, Iain Lee was interviewing anti-LGBT conservative group Christian Concern's lawyer Libby Powell on-air during the BBC Three Counties Radio show when the issue of homosexuality came up. In the middle of their debate, Lee accused the lawyer of being bigoted and left the show afterward, according to the BBC.
The topic of their discussion was Christian minister Barry Trayhorn, who was jailed for referencing Biblical verses during a service. The verses he quoted were seen as homophobic. Powell was explaining the message of repentance presented in the Bible and mentioned that homosexuality is a sin. Lee then replied by saying being homophobic is tantamount to bigotry, the Daily Mail reports. more >>
Hacktivist group Anonymous claimed that it has taken down more than 5,500 Twitter profiles of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) supporters in its campaign called #OpParis.
Anonymous' cyber war on ISIS comes in the wake of the coordinated Paris attacks last month. Just a day after the hacktivist organization declared war on the terror group, they already reported that they have successfully taken down over 5,500 ISIS Twitter accounts, according to RT.
"We report that more than 5500 Twitter account (sic) of #ISIS are now #down! #OpParis #Anonymous #ExpectUS," RT quotes Anonymous' statement on its #OpParis account. more >>
The Paris attacks on Friday may signify a shift in strategy for the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) by setting its focus on the West instead of just the Middle East.
ISIS had earlier claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks, and if the group's claim proves to be true, it would signify a change in its strategy. The coordinated attacks have sparked fears worldwide that the terror group is now targeting Western nations, according to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).
The Paris attacks came after ISIS lost some of their territory to Kurdish forces in Syria and Iraq, and the bombings in Beirut and Lebanon. It also came two weeks after ISIS claimed responsibility for the downed Russian passenger plane in Egypt. The militant group was also targeted by air strikes of Russia and the U.S.-led coalition, The New York Times reports. more >>
Michael Schumacher is still fighting to recover despite his very slow progress, based on the latest update given by a close friend of his.
Fans must be wondering how Michael Schumacher is doing nowadays since his family has largely kept his treatment and progress under wraps. But Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) President Jean Todt recently spoke to media and said the Formula One champion is still fighting, so that should also encourage them to support him through this difficult trial, according to MNR Daily.
"I see Michael very often and Michael is still fighting. Michael is a close friend, his family is very close to me and I am very close to them as well," MNR quotes Todt's statement in a recent interview. "We must keep him fighting with the family." more >>